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Bad Soden-Salmünster City (Germany)

Stadt Bad Soden-Salmünster, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-05-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bad Soden-Salmünster city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 July 2006
approved 14 November 1978 See also:

Bad Soden-Salmünster City

Banner:
It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
administration seat: Salmünster
inhabitants: 13,361
Main-Kinzig County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
formed on 1 July 1974 by merger of 11 villages
banner approved on 14 November 1978
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 2 July 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Azure; at sinister St. Boniface, dressed Or with mitre Or, holding a crozier Argent by his left hand, at his feet an inescutcheon Argent charged with a throughout cross Sable; at dexter a fountain Or pouring water Argent.
Meaning:
The inescutcheon displays the arms of the Abbey of Fulda and is a common element of the arms of both former municipalities. The saint is representing Salmünster. The fountain is representing Bad Soden.
Source: Stadler 1967, pp.19/80
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017


Bad Soden Borough

[Bad Soden borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 July 2006
approved 30 April 1968

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
incorporated on 1 July 1974
Main-Kinzig County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 30 April 1968
banner unofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 8 July 2006


Bad Soden Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a crozier Or in bend sinister, in dexter chief an inescutcheon Argent charged with a cross Sable, in sinister base a fountain Argent pouring water of the same.
Meaning:
The oldest seal of the city dates from the 14th century and displays the local patron saint St. Boniface, with an inescutcheon charged with the arms of Fulda (black cross), as the city was a dominion of the Abbey of Fulda. In the 19th century the local seals displayed a plough share and a staff of Mercury, symbolising agriculture and trade. In 1900 the above arms were designed, based on the oldest seal, in which the saint was replaced by a crozier and in the base a fountain as symbol for the spa and health resort was added.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.19
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017


Salmünster Borough

[Salmünster borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 July 2006
approved 16 October 1967

Banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
incorporated on 1 July 1974
Main-Kinzig County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 16 October 1967
banner unofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 8 July 2006


Salmünster Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a mitre Or, beneath an inescutcheon Argent charged with a throughout cross Sable.
Meaning:
Salmünster gained city rights in 1320 from King Ludwig the Bavarian. A seal was first mentioned in the 15th century, The oldest existing prints from the 17th century displayed the local patron saint, St. Boniface with crozier behind a shield with the arms of the Abbey of Fulda (black cross). The arms seemed to be very similar to those of Bad Soden (see above). In the early 20th century the above arms appear, in which the saint has been reduced to a mitre.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.80
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017


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